CWG Live: India lead South Africa 2-0 in the men’s hockey semi-final.© AFP
CWG 2022, IND vs SA, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final Live Updates: India lead South Africa by two goals to one after the end of the third quarter in the ongoing men’s hockey semi-final clash at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. After a goalless first quarter, India scored twice in the second quarter. Abhishek opened the scoring before Mandeep Singh made it 2-0 after a fine solo goal. Ryan Julius got South Africa back in the match after scoring off a rebound from the penalty. Earlier, India had the majority of the possession but failed to take the lead in the first quarter. India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far, registering three wins and a draw. South Africa, on the other hand, have recorded two victories and a draw and a loss. As per the current scenario, Manpreet Singh led-side will be overwhelming favourites against world no.13 South Africa. India finished at the top of Pool B while South Africa ended their group stage campaign on the second spot. The winner of the semi-final match will be facing the winner of the other semi-final match, which will be played between Australia and England. The losers of the both the matches will be squaring off in the bronze medal match.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the India vs South Africa Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 match from the University Of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
Jones with a huge save for South Africa
Jarmanpreet sees his drag flick being excellently save by a diving Gowan Jones in the South African goal.
Sreejesh with a massive save to keep it 2-1
Sreejesh denies South Africa this time to keep India’s lead safe for the moment.
South Africa pull one back with Julius.
South Africa pull one back with Ryan Julius successfully latching on to the rebound. India lead 2-1 in the third quarter
Chance for India as Varun misses his drag flick
India win a penalty corner and Varun scuffs his effort just wide. South Africa survive.
India lead 2-0 at the interval
That’s the end of the second quarter. India lead 2-0 after half-time. Goals from Abhishek and Mandeep Singh give India the advantage.
Goal! India take a 2-0 lead with Mandeep
And Mandeep makes it 2-0 after a fine solo run. He slots his effort past the goalie to extend India’s lead
Excellent save from close range
Another good chance for India but the South Africa goalie has denied them from extending the lead. It remains 1-0
Goal for India
India take the lead as Abhishek’s backhand from the curve of the box sneaks inside the goal post.
End of the first quarter
Double save from the South African goalie! Keeps India at bay after two penalty corners. That’s the end of the first quarter. It remains 0-0
CWG Live: Lively Start
After five minutes, it’s 0-0 between India and South Africa in the first quarter!
CWG Live: HELLO
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the men’s hockey semi-final 1 between India and South Africa. Stay tuned for live updates.
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